JF, Parks & Rec hosting free swim clinic
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Each night through Friday this week at Lynchburg's Miller Park, Jefferson Forest Swimming, in partnership with Lynchburg Parks & Rec, is offering a free clinic for swimmers from 6:30 to 7:30.
It's for boys and girls, ages 8 to 14, who are interested in trying the sport of competitive swimming or looking to improve their stroke, start and turn techniques.
JF state champion coach Marty Ponder is directing the clinic with help from several former state champion swimmers, also former State Coach of the Year Rob Quel from E.C. Glass.
Marty Ponder, JEFFERSON FOREST STATE CHAMPION COACH, said "The whole idea was to sort of grow the sport of swimming in the Lynchburg area. And there are a lot of kids that have summer swim teams and opportunities and then there are kids in Lynchburg who may not have those same opportunities. We're reaching out to those kids as well."